atomic clock / radio-receiver chip

Ilja O. vrghost at
Mon Jun 2 06:53:37 CEST 2008

> Huh, I'm a little confused about whats being spoken about here, but
> the GPS satellites are effectively giant orbiting atomic clocks, its
> the basis of GPS.

> Hey,
> According to wikipedia ( ), every GPS satellite carries an atomic clock, providing every receiver on earth with really precise clock. The radio clock systems
> you describe are different and kinda useless when you have GPS onboard.
> As an engineer I'm stunned by the level of performance achieved of the GPS system : the description of Einstein's relativity compensation on the WP article is really scary :)

Doh, people. You've spoiled all the fun! :(

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